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To Cry: Inspired by "The Outsiders" By S.E. Hinton

I wanted to cry
at that moment.
I was always told,
to never cry at all,
though many forgot at an early age.
That doesn’t matter to me.
Greasers don’t cry
but not being able to cry is-
as if feeling has no name
as if emotion was white and gray
and sadness wasn’t bold but cold.
As if happiness was straight and tired; to never be felt again.
Losing a friend
by having him slip stealthily and steadily away
through your fingers not being able to grab him,
is possibly the worst feeling
ever felt.
How much I want to cry
though other people are staring
at the hero.
What hero lies-
what Greaser cries-
What kind of friend would I be if I didn’t
What would happen if-
I never cried again.
What would happen
if I did.
What would happen, if the
wishing, weary
hero
died.





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Milo! said...
Mar. 11, 2010 at 3:34 pm
I really love this. I really like how everyone can relate to this. I hope you keep writing, because this is great. You should check out some of my stuff. I think you would like it.
 
liblib33 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 26, 2010 at 2:50 pm
Thank you so much! I'll make sure to check out your work!
 
monongah#21 said...
Nov. 17, 2009 at 10:43 am
this is great. so emotional and moving. lmao. but i loved it.
 
Libby M. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 23, 2009 at 5:15 pm
Please post comments! I want to improve my writing. It would be very helpful.
 
Kumang said...
Sept. 20, 2009 at 5:45 am
Omg this is really really goood!! I liked it. it had rhymes which i like! lol good job!!
 
Libby M. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 23, 2009 at 5:04 pm
Thank u so much. This was actually a project to school. It took me all of 5 minutes (:
 
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